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How do I flash my bios when Ican't get into windows.

I have a toshiba p15 that is having bios issues. It is sending a code 7 and won't allow me to get into DOS. I can't boot anything involving windows. I downloaded the flash bios but it doesn't boot and I can't get into DOS. IF someone can get me into DOS or tell me how to flash the bios in this laptop I would be so grateful.

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Re: how do I flash my bios when Ican't get into windows.

If you are totally determined that BIOS is the issue, You can use other computer to make a BIOS update disk which can be a floppy disk or CD-ROM. You need to download related BIOS update and write on the media(CD or Floppy) as bootable, here is the link that you can download latest version of BIOS update

you will see step by step instruction once you download and open the BIOS updater. I hope it will resolve your issue. Please post for further assistance.

Good Luck

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